Synonyms and Antonyms of swing

  1. 1 to change one's course or direction <thinking that we were being followed, we abruptly swung to the left at the next intersection> Synonyms detour, deviate, diverge, sheer, swerve, turn, turn off, veer, wheelRelated Words tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back

  2. 2 to change the course or direction of (something) <at the sound of gunfire, the cavalry officer swung his horse around and galloped rapidly back to the fort> Synonyms deflect, divert, redirect, turn, veer, wheel, whipRelated Words avert, deviate, move, rechannel, shift, shunt, sidetrack, swerve, switch, transfer; swivel, twist, whirl, zigzag; bend, curve, sway; reverse, turn back

  3. 3 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently <a man who's able to swing two full-time jobs> Synonyms address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), hack, manage, maneuver, manipulate, negotiate, play, handle, take, treatRelated Words engineer, finesse, jockey; bring off, carry off, carry out, get off, pull; command, direct, guide, steer; control, micromanage, regulate, run; react (to), respond (to)Near Antonyms botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp

  4. 4 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis <swung the bat and missed the ball> <don't let the wind swing that gate shut> Synonyms pivot, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, turn, swirl, swivel, twirl, twist, wheel, whirlRelated Words screw, unscrew; twiddle; coil, crank, reel, wind; circulate

  5. 5 to place on an elevated point without support from below <beach towels swung up to dry on the lifeguard's high chair> Synonyms dangle, sling, suspend, hangRelated Words hook, mount, pin, tack; drape, festoon, garland, string; extend (out), jut, project, stick out; overhang, protrude; cascade, depend, fall; balance, poise

  6. 6 to have enough money for <I don't think that we can swing that hefty a mortgage> Synonyms go, affordRelated Words cover; expend, finance, outlay, pay (for), pony up, spring (for); pick up, purchase, take; acquire, get, obtain, procure, secure; bid, offer; bankroll, endow, subsidize, underwrite

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